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Features

Piloting his own course

Sky TV entrepreneur Craig Heatley believes it’s easier than ever for Kiwi business creators – as long as they can overcome NZ’s inferiority complex. by Joanne Black

Place in the sun

Croatia, which already draws tourists by the millions, can expect a bump in popularity in the wake of its stunning World Cup showing. by Louise Chunn

Invisible sentence

With her husband behind bars, Verna McFelin set out to help the children of prisoners – with breakout results. by Clare de Lore

The rockstar princess

Fetishised for her beauty, famous for her rudeness, the anarchic life of Princess Margaret is tinged with sadness and humour. by Diana Wichtel

This Life

Health Workaholic tendencies are a serious health risk, especially for women.  by Nicky Pellegrino

Nutrition Most of us are getting the message that unroasted, additive-free nuts are best. by Jennifer Bowden

Food With the country’s olive oil industry flourishing, cooks are increasingly favouring homegrown products – and with good reason. by Lauraine Jacobs

Wine Great and cheap wines are a hallmark of Australia’s oldest family-owned producer. by Michael Cooper

Psychology Amazingly, virtual reality can help us understand how we tick. by Marc Wilson

Sport A united front is all important in team sport but, off-field, personality differences can fester. by Paul Thomas

 

Books & Culture

Glazed and confused Dan Mallory is grappling with the success of his debut thriller, The Woman in the Window, 2018’s biggest work of adult fiction. by Michele Hewitson

Art Tony de Lautour

Books By Simon Mawer, Sofka Zinovieff, Belinda Bauer, Liam McIlvanney, Sarah Bailey and Alex Reeve

Music The Phoenix Foundation

Film Whitney, Funny Cow

 

Commentary

Editorial

Letters Plus Caption Competition, Quips & Quotes, Life in NZ and 10 Quick Questions

Bulletin from Abroad Cathrin Schaer in Berlin

Back to Black Joanne Black

Life Bill Ralston

Politics Jane Clifton

The Good Life Greg Dixon

 

Diversions

Diversions & Puzzles

Wordsworth Gabe Atkinson

 

That’s Entertainment

Television Fiona Rae

TV Films Fiona Rae

TV Review Diana Wichtel

Radio Fiona Rae

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